Category Archives: Great for Kids

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    Garden Potato

    Posted on March 6, 2017 by Kristin in Great for Kids, The Home Garden.

    Solanum tuberosum, more commonly referred to as Garden Potato, is a cool season vegetable hardy in zones 1 to 7, or most of the continental United States. Potatoes produce best when planted in early spring with warm days and cools nights. Potato is a common culinary vegetable but is often overlooked by home gardeners, which […]

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  • Plants for Fall and Winter Edible Gardens

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, The Home Garden.

    HDG Landscape Design’s tried and true winter edible garden can be contained in a single large landscape pot. Using the thriller, filler, and spiller method, I like to plant a Meyer Lemon tree as a central focal point, a ring of bright green Butter Lettuce surrounding, 3 trailing Rosemary spaced evenly at the edge of […]

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    Mexican Feather Grass

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, Texas Superstar, The New Homeowner.

    Nassella tenuissima, more often known as Mexican Feather Grass is a common ornamental grass in Texas landscapes and still referred to Stipa tenuissima by some authorities. This perennial grass can reach 24” to 36” in height and 15” to18” in width. Ornamental grasses in general are grown for a texture and interesting foliage. Mexican Feather Grass […]

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    Lamb’s Ear

    Posted on December 14, 2015 by Kristin in Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material.

    If you are looking for a deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant evergreen ground cover (zones 8-10) or perennial (zones 4-7), Lamb’s Ear is the ideal plant for you.  Resembling the down-turned, soft ears of a lamb, Stachys byzantine, commonly called Lamb’s ear, is a low growing, soft textured perennial with fuzzy, greenish-silver leaves. […]

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    Cucumber

    Posted on July 24, 2014 by Kristin in Great for Kids, The Home Garden.

    Cucumbers, or Cucumis sativus, are a great selection for home gardening and come in two types: slicing and pickling. Cucumbers can seem to take up a lot of space due to their 4 to 6 foot vines, but if grown vertically on sturdy panels they take up less space and can prove to be one […]

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    Mammoth Sunflower

    Posted on June 11, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, The Home Garden.

    Varieties of Helianthus are my favorite summer flowering plants. If you are not known for your green thumb, then this may soon become your favorite garden flower as well. The Mammoth Sunflower is a particularly interesting variety as it will grow over 10 feet tall with flower centers reaching over 8″ in diameter. If you […]

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  • Radish

    Posted on April 5, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids, The Home Garden.

      The Radish For Kids – The radish is another fast germinating and fast growing vegetable taking only 22-30 days to mature depending on the variety. The fast germination of these plants is a quick reward for your child’s effort to start their own garden, and the bright interesting root will quickly begin to show […]

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  • ‘Mother of Millions’ Kalanchoe

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids.

    Succulents are not a new interest for interior and exterior interest. However, the Kalanchoe daigremontiana is an especially interesting succulent that is easy to care for and even fun to have for children. Kalanchoe daigremontiana Kalanchoe daigremontiana is also known by many as the Mother of Millions. There are several similar varieties known as Mother […]

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  • Sugar Snap Peas

    Posted on March 21, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids.

    For Kids Peas in general are fast germinating and fast growing which makes them a great indoor container plant or garden plant for kids to grow on their own. The fast germination of these plants are a quick reward for your child’s effort to start their own garden, and the fast growth rate will show […]

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